Light of the Gospel

This is a list of verses from the Bible that encourage and help a Christian fight temptation in their day to day life.

Psalms 145:18-21 The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. 19 He fulfils the desire of all who fear Him, He also hears their cry, and saves them. 20 The Lord preserves all who love Him; but all the wicked He will destroy. 21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord, and let all flesh bless His holy name for ever and ever.

Exodus 14:14 The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be still.”

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

John 8:31 Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in Him, “If you continue in My word, you are truly my disciples,

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.

Romans 2:15-16 They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them 16 on that day when, according to My gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.

Romans 6:17-18 But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18 and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.

Romans 8:5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.

Romans 8:12-13 So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh – 13 for if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live.

James 1:5-6 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, Who gives to all men generously and without reproaching, and it will be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.

James 1:12-15 “Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love Him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted with evil and He Himself tempts no one; 14 but each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin; and sin when it is full-grown brings forth death.”

James 4:6-10 “But He gives more grace; therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you men of double mind. 9 Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to dejection. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord and He will exalt you.”

2 Timothy 2:22 “Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. “

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

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